Angel Run 2017
Our favorite runner in the office, Carrie, is running the 2nd Annual Angel Run on July 22nd. The Angel Run honors the precious lives of those murdered because of domestic violence and creates a legacy to help save the lives of others.
This fundraiser gives families, advocates, survivors, and supporters the opportunity to 'go the distance' for domestic violence awareness.Rider Goodwin Law will be fundraising for the next two months for our adopted Angel, Stacey Plummer. Stacey was a powerful advocate and was a Family Law attorney in St. Petersburg, FL who was killed by her abuser in September of 2006.
This year Rider Goodwin Law has the honor of adopting the Angel Stacey Plummer. Read below a little bit more about Stacey Plummer and her legacy.
Mary Jane Park for the Tampa Bay Times
By all accounts, she was a powerful advocate. Having built a successful
legal practice in St. Petersburg, Stacey Plummer wanted something
more. She loved to sing Janis Joplin songs as a member of the band
Legal Limit. She adopted three children from several orphanages in
Russia, taking on older youngsters because she thought they had
greater needs than babies. She loved showing their photographs to
colleagues in the Pinellas County Courthouse.
Plummer met Dermot Reid in 2005. They dated six months before
marrying in December of that year outside the Hurricane Seafood
Restaurant on Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach. She continued her
family law practice, and he maintained their house on Tierra Verde,
did the food shopping and coordinated many of the children's
By the next summer, the couple were struggling. Plummer filed for
divorce, citing her husband's erratic behavior; he had verbally abused
her and physically mistreated Molly, the family's Weimaraner, she
Reid wanted another chance, and Plummer agreed he could come back.
They would get counseling in the hope that things would work out.
Their friends and family couldn't believe it when they learned what happened
next: On a Sunday in September 2006, Reid shot Plummer dead, then turned
a .38-caliber handgun on himself. He died a week and a half later.
"My sister was well-educated," her brother, Jeffrey Plummer, says today.
"She was an attorney. We couldn't have been a closer family. She had 100
percent love and support. She was a great advocate for clients. No one
would ever have envisioned that someone as strong as my sister" would
have come to such an end.
Click the link to learn more about Stacey, the mission of Break the Violence Against Domestic Violence, and please consider supporting the cause.